First Court is growing rapidly, and we now have happy mediation clients in 41 states and the District of Columbia enjoying, average savings of 23 hours and 17% in litigation expenses per case. We want to celebrate that growth, welcome our new additions, and make sure that you are familiar with the whole team that is serving you.
We recently added four new neutrals to our panel of mediators. These distinguished professionals bring a diverse set of experiences and qualifications to our team, and were chosen specifically for their ability to skip the inefficiencies of traditional mediation and focus on fairly and efficiently resolving disputes. Pairing their expertise and experience with our innovative 1-Hour ADR process will allow us to continue to improve our ability to efficiently resolve your most important disputes.
Here is a quick introduction to each of our newly joined mediators:
Bruce was born and raised in Breckenridge, MN. He earned his JD at the UND Law School in 1983, then served as a law clerk, assistant attorney general, assistant state’s attorney, and as a North Dakota District judge. Bruce retired from the bench in 2018, and lives in North Dakota with his wife and two sons.
Paula graduated from University of Denver Sturm College of Law, and has worked as a district court clerk and litigated in private practice.
Paula also teaches Business Ethics and Legal Studies at the University of Denver. A Colorado native, Paula resides in Denver, Colorado.
Gabriel graduated from the Michigan State University School of Law. Prior to joining First Court, Gabriel was a Senior Associate for a general practice firm in Raleigh, North Carolina. Gabriel’s area of practice included criminal defense, worker’s compensation, and personal injury litigation. Gabriel lives in the Denver metro area with his wife and two children.
John H. Wilson served as a Judge in New York City for ten years. He also served as an Assistant District Attorney, chief prosecutor, was in-house counsel for a major insurance carrier, and also worked in private practice in plaintiff's personal injury and criminal defense matters.